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Architect answers: rethinking rest homes and retirement villages

INsite asks GEOFF PENROSE of Lifemark and BRETT RIDLEY of Dalman Architecture about what the future aged care facilities and retirement villages will look like.

Are we friendly with dementia-friendly design?

There is a lot of information out there on dementia-friendly design, but how do we know which advice to follow and which features to focus on? While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, there appears to be a need for more guidance in this area, discovers JUDE BARBACK.

Putting the care in Metlifecare

INsite editor, JUDE BARBACK talks to Metlifecare CEO Glen Sowry about the company's bold new approach to care, in terms of both facility design and care delivery.

Let’s snoop around… The Vines at Bethlehem

JUDE BARBACK visits one of the newest retirement villages in Tauranga.

Dementia-friendly designs

JUDE BARBACK considers the research behind an innovative, virtual, dementia-friendly home and talks to architect, Warwick Bell of BKB Team Architects, about applying the research to New Zealand dementia units.

Aged care provider rescues social housing village

Stevenson Village would likely have been bought by a property developer had HBH Senior Living not purchased the Auckland social housing village.

Excellent dementia-friendly design recognised by Ministry

Two dementia facilities have been praised by the Ministry of Health for their exemplary approach to dementia-friendly design.

Bay of Plenty retirement villages continue to experience growth

The Bay of Plenty retirement village market continues to see growth, as many move away from main centres in pursuit of retirement at the beach.

Opinion: The new aged – Looking at ageing from a design perspective

Ahead of the upcoming RVA conference in Sydney, DAN McNELIS and his team at architect firm, Klein, took some time to consider some of the main factors affecting the aged residential sector, from a design-focused point of view.

From the oldest to the newest

Building on a long and rich history of care, construction has begun to transform Ranfurly War Veterans’ Home and Hospital in Auckland into a substantial retirement village complex offering a full continuum of care.
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